The IPER is transmitted to the applicant and the IB. The applicant then has no further opportunity to submit comments to the EPO as IPEA. He must now decide on the basis of the results of the international preliminary examination as laid down in the IPER whether he wishes to pursue the international application further by entering the national/regional phase before the elected Offices.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - D The EPO as an IPEA
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
XGA E IV 6 Amendments and the Rule 161 EPC/Rule 162 EPC communication if no supplementary European search is carried out
XA.36 PCT Transmittal, Translation, and Communication, of the International Preliminary Examination Report